Glue & Glue Bottles Illegal in Garbage & Drains Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off is available twice a month by appointment only on Saturdays for household hazardous waste and/or universal waste. Acceptable items include over-the-counter and prescription medications, fluorescent light tubes, motor oil and used motor oil, antifreeze, paint, chemicals (pool and others), household cleaners, and pesticides. The majority of medications are accepted as household hazardous waste excluding controlled substances. Some items can be dropped off at the HHW Facility without an appointment and during hours of operation. These items include: sharps waste (syringes or lancets) properly packaged for safe disposal, (used) motor oil, filters and antifreeze. Proof of residency is required. To make an appointment to drop off your household hazardous waste on the next available Saturday at the Waste Management HHW Facility at 2880 Industry Street, please call Waste Management’s Customer Service line at (760) 439-2824. HHW must be dropped off by appointment – click for more info. Solvent-Based? It's Hazardous Waste Solvent-based glue should be disposed of with hazardous waste. Solvent-based glue is extremely strong glue that is used for certain types of construction projects. Typically it is marked “flammable,” “combustible” or “contains petroleum distillates.” Learn more about the solvent disposal. dcwcreations / Shutterstock.com Water-Based? Dry It Out If your water-based glue bottle is full, dry out the glue and throw it in the trash. If it’s empty, rinse it out and recycle it. Glue can contaminate an entire batch of recycling, so make sure glue bottles are truly empty before recycling.